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European Truck Simulator 2: New France Update Previews

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    SCS Software have issued a new batch of teaser images for the work in progress Viva La France DLC for ETS2, showing off an enviable attention to detail lavished on the current French scenery within the game.

    The studio are building a new paid DLC package for the game, bringing with it several new road systems and cities within the French region. In in true SCS style, the studio are also creating a substantial update to the existing French locations already contained within the title, to be added to the sim at no additional charge to players.

    "One of the decisions we made at the start of work on the new DLC was to concentrate on the "old" Paris in addition to building the new cities and roads. We have rebuilt whole new city from scratch, there is nothing left from the old version. We are serving a taste of the "new" Paris for you today. Welcome to Paris!

    The city of Paris has been included in the base Euro Truck Simulator 2 game, together with partial map of France, ever since the game was released. But we felt that it deserves major improvement. This content, after undergoing the quality upgrade, of course remains available for all ETS2 players including those who do not plan to obtain the DLC Vive la France!"
    The studio have focussed attention mostly on the outer ring roads of Francilienne and Boulevard Périphérique aka "Périph". Used as primary heavy goods vehicle routes, the team have been keen to ensure the unique feel of the region has been captured within the sim. No good representation of France is complete without a tunnel or two, and ETS 2 is no exception.

    "In addition to the road network we have built the tunnels which are integral part of Périph. The same applies for typical junctions that we built anew. For the rebuilding of Paris, we created a large and unique building assets that are all based on real landmarks. You will discover many of those unique locations on your way through Paris."

    With the new assets included in the game, come new businesses and themed companies. Viva La France will include new locations such as an airport, car factories and other as yet unrevealed locations.

    No release date for either a public beta or mainstream release have been announced, however judging from the look of the attached screenshots, a release must be close at hand.

    In other ETS2 news, the studio have confirmed an official licencing arrangement to bring 5 new officially licenced Schwarzmüller cargo trailers, bringing a new DLC pack to the game that is available to purchase immediately.

    As this is the first officially licenced trailer content for the game, the studio are claiming to have "raised the bar on quality" with this release. Designed in accordance with technical references, the new DLC package has been in development since negotiations started with the company back at the 2014 IAA event, the largest European trade show of transportation and logistics industry. The DLC contains five new trailers, the set includes the Food Cistern, Curtain Sider, Low Bed, Refrigerated Trailer, and Logging Trailer and currently retails at £1.99 in the Steam store.

    European Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator are available to purchase for PC via the Steam Network.

    The European Truck Simulator 2 sub forum, and American Truck Simulation forum, are the places to go here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the sims. We have mods to download, community interaction and news. Feel free to drop by and join in the fun! Happy Truckin' everyone!

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    Looking forward to the Viva La France DLC for ETS2? Do you enjoy the sim still? Do you like the look of the detail improvements in the forthcoming update? Let us know in the comments below!
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
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  2. M D Gourley

    M D Gourley

    WOW...for a driving simulation ETS2 and the American version sure have the goods...literally
  3. Jack Vos

    Jack Vos

    And all that nice goods (the game) packed in 1.8GB :)
    Greatest thing is the Multiplayer mod, (not the idiots that come with MP)
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016
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  4. fortyfivekev


    Those images look pretty good, in fact they look way too good for the janky ETS2 engine to handle so hopefully performance wont be affected too much.
  5. Gopher04


    Yeh it looks good. but don't see the point when the rest of Europe looks awful.
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  6. Richard Hessels

    Richard Hessels

    They can't do all at once, i expect upgrades for other regions in the near future
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  7. Remigiusz Zetkowski

    Remigiusz Zetkowski

    Ok, so expanding boundaries with DLC is easy - if someone doesn't have DLC, there is road closed in multiplayer. But what with additional content within city that is already in the game? How it's going to look in multiplayer?